YOU KNOW ABOUT TURKEY?
UNESCO declares Istanbul,
Pamukkale, Mt. Nemrut, Great Mosque of
Divrigi, Hattusa, Safranbolu, Goreme Open
Air Museum, Hierapolis, Troy, Xanthos and
Letoon as World Heritages.
The four bronze horses of San Marco
Cathedral welcoming the guest today in
Venice, were taken from Istanbul
The biggest Open - Air temple
of Ancient world found in Urfa - Gobekli
In the Middle Ages, Istanbul had more than
1400 public toilets in the city meanwhile
there weren't any even at the palaces in
France and other European cities.
The first landscape picture of the world
found on the wall of house at Catalhoyuk,
depicted erupting volcano (Mt. Hasan) in
Neolithic times (6,500 BCE).
Istanbul, the precious queen of Turkey is
the only city on the world spread in both
Asia and Europe
The oldest known human settlement in Turkey
is Catalhoyuk (7th Millennium B.C.)
Hereke which is in the world carpeting
literature with the quality of the wool and
silk rugs is in Izmit (Kocaeli) Turkey.
The first church built by man (St. Peter's
Church) is in Antioch (Antakya)
The Hittites sold Abraham the
cave where he buried his wife Sarah, when
the Israelites came to Palestine.
The oldest sculpture on the world found in
Urfa remains from 13 century BC.
Kasikci diamond (86 carats) one of the
greatest pieces of the world and is
displayed in Topkapi Palace.
Noah's Ark landed on Mt. Ararat (Agri Dagi)
in Eastern Turkey.
The last meal on Noah's Ark, a pudding of
sweet and sour taste (Asure), is still
served throughout Turkey.
Tarsus is the birthplace of St. Paul the
Crystal flakes can seen with bare-eyes in
The First Ecumenical Council was held in
Female goddesses dominated the Central
Anatolian pantheon for thousands of years
before these supernatural powers were
transformed to male gods.
Ankara cat is famous with two colored eyes
and white fur.
Alexander the Great cut the intricate
Gordian knot at the Phrygian capital,
Angora wool derived from Ankara Goats and
The most valuable silk carpet in the world
is in the Mevlana museum in Konya.
Central Anatolia was home to the capital
cities of 3 major empires: the Hittite
Empire at Hattusa, the Phrygian Empire of
King Midas at Gordion, and the Seljuk Empire
The Million stone at Sultanahmet square
Istanbul was the zero point of the world
once upon a time.
Wine was produced in the Cappadocia region
as early as 4,000 BCE.
Three of the 10 remaining mobile mosaic
icons of the world and according to the
belief of Orthodox, Jesus Christ's cross
which he was crucified are in Greek Orthodox
Sarcophagus of Alexander, First peace
treatment of world are exhibits in Istanbul
Hagia Sophia was the biggest cathedral on
the world for thousands years and still it
is the 4th biggest one.
First bridge of Bosphorus made by ships tied
each other in Persian Invasion at 4th
Constantinople was founded on seven hills
The world largest numbers of cave churches
are in Cappadocia, many with in-situ
The earliest domesticated wheat, Einkorn,
can still be found growing wild in
Three of the greatest fathers of the
Christian Church, Saint Basil, Saint Gregory
of Nazianzus, and Saint Gregory of Nyssa,
were all Cappadocians.
Pottery has been made in Avanos for 10,000
The most famous Dradon Slayer, Saint George
was born in Cappadocia and the crusades
spread his fame to Europe on their way back
The Cappadocia region has about 30 known
underground cities that could safely hide
100,000 people in troubled times.
St. Nicholas, also known as Santa Clause,
was born in Demre, on Turkey's Mediterranean
The Best preserved Roman Theater is located
in Aspendos , Antalya.
Virgin Mary's house where she
spent her last days, situated on the top of
Bulbul dagi (Ephesus), is considered as a
holy place for all religions.
Some oft he historic legends such as Homer
(the poet), King Midas, Herodotus (the
father of history) was born in this legend.
The famous Trojan Wars took place in Truva
Ephesus and Halicarnassus -
two of the most famous places of the ancient
world - are both in Turkey.
Seven Churches of Revelation are all in
Aegean Region in Turkey (Ephesus, Sardis,
Tyatira, Pergamon, Philadelphia, Smyrna,
The Color "Turquoise" comes from the clean
see color on the Aegean Cost in Turkey.
The world's greatest amphora
and glass collection is in Bodrum Museum in
Virgin Mary's House in Ephesus is visited by
Pope the 6th Paul and Pope Jean Paul as
Lydia which is one of the greatest
civilization lived in Anatolia has still got
some remainings around Salihli (Sardis) and
it's the first civilization which coined
The philosopher Aristotales lived in Assos
for three years.
Julius Caesar proclaimed his celebrated
words, "Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I
conquered)" in North Anatolia when he
defeated the Pontus, a formidable kingdom in
the Black Sea region of Turkey.
On Black sea region has more then 100
un-named and 200 different endemic plants in